Questions on the Manipulate function of Mathematica, a function that allows the interactive manipulation of certain parameters in a Mathematica expression.

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A command for outputting a list of parameter values in a Manipulate interface

I am looking for a command that will output a list of values that correspond to the current parameter values manually set on a particular Manipulate interface. For ...
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How can I independently move vector components (in 2D)?

Here's what may well be a simple problem that I have been having difficulty with: There are two connected vectors, v1 and v2, such that: v1 begins at the origin and and ends at point a1 v2 begins ...
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Enabled option for slider in Manipulate not updating dynamically

In a Manipulate expression I have a slider control which has the Enabled option ...
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Combining manipulated plots

Let's say I have two manipulated plots: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x], {x, 0, Pi}], {a, 0, 10}] Manipulate[Plot[Cos[b x], {x, 0, Pi}], {b, 0, 10}] How can I create a ...
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Automatically expanding sliders in Manipulate

Is there some way to have all sliders expanded by default in a Manipulator object, i.e. as if I had clicked all "+" signs?
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How can I have interruptible computations inside a manipulate?

Here's a perfect example of my problem: Manipulate[Pause[n], {n, {1, 10}, ContinuousAction -> False}, SynchronousUpdating -> False] It is illustrated by ...
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Manipulate with explicit updates

I want to use Manipulate (I am open to other alternatives) to apply one of two different functions f or ...
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Increasing number of decimal places in Manipulate input

I've made a Manipulate app. in Mathematica where I vary the value of a function f(a) by varying the parameter a. However, I seem to only be able to edit my input for a for a value up to 5 decimal ...
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saving Manipulate data inside a notebook

I want to send a few Manipulate Plots and regular plots to my advisor in a notebook. I ...
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Manipulate indexed Interpolating Functions

MWE I have some data indexed by gamma. For each gamma I want to find the intersection points of two lists and plot the lists ...
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How do I dynamically change Manipulate controls?

What I'd like to be able to do is dynamically change the axis of a 3D plot inside a manipulate. For example if I have a function that has three input variables I'd like a 3D plot using 2 of the ...
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How to speed up drawing a tangent plane?

I have this code to produce an interactive visualization of a tangent plane to a function: ...
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How to connect a checkbox with part of the graphics?

I'd like to have a checkbox in a Manipulate expression, governing whether part of the graphics is displayed or not. For instance, assume that I have a surface with ...
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How to convert String to an Expression inside Manipulate which depends on control variable

Normally, in Global context, these 2 are equivalent eqn = "r-x"; r = -2; Plot[ToExpression[eqn], {x, -5, 5}] and ...
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Control variable and body variable decoupling in Manipulate

This issue was raised as an offside problem in this thread. Consider the following example, that does not work as expected: ...
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Dynamically choosing which Manipulate controls to use

I have some stuff I would like to manipulate, using two different kinds of control, one at a time, using another variable as a switch. These controls are similar in principle to ...
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Prevent interdependence of controls

My question is probably best illustrated with this small sample code: ...
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Change values in equation with slider

I want to make an equation where the values adjust to my slider which I inserted with manipulate. Well, I tried, but when I use the slider the equation starts to fall apart. Actually this should ...
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Why is my animation so slow?

I have an animated plot of the kind ...
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Make ControlActive respond faster within Animate

The following code uses Animate to create an animation that displays as {t, "Inactive"} when paused, and {t, "Active"} when running: ...
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For[] or While[] can't be used inside Manipulate[]?

Here is a code sample that creates a control object which calculates the expressions inside Maniplate again and again and never stop (it's proved by the code in the ...
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`Trigger` autorunning when not supposed to

Recently I was trying to make something where one could vary the parameters and press play to see how the animation changed. However, when I tried running the code it would just start automatically. ...
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How are parameters evaluated for a Plot in Manipulate

I am trying to get my head around how Manipulate evaluates functions in a Plot. I have read the introduction to Manipulate, and introduction to Dynamic, but I still ...
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How to link a button to a manipulate play

I am wondering how I can link a button to the play button shown if you expand "Show Animation Control", So something like, ...
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Why is LogLogPlot[] slower than Plot[]?

I notice that LogLogPlot runs quite bit more slowly than ordinary Plot. For example, consider the following two blocks of code ...
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Evaluation indicator for a notebook

I have a GUI with a number of TabView and other Manipulate controls. Sometimes clicking from one tab view to the other can take ...
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How to wrap this dynamic code inside a Manipulate?

My goal is to set up a Ising-type simulation, where many fast simulation steps are done in the background, and a visualization of the current state is displayed as the simulation evolves, being ...
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Manipulate not showing anything

This works: Manipulate[Plot[2*x + 3*y, {x, 3, 4}], {y, 3, 4}] But this doesn't ...
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Changing background colour of a Manipulate element

Please consider the following: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]; Now, I would like to change the background colour to yellow. I tried ...
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Manipulate a Differential Equation result

I want to Manipulate the result of Differential Equation like : ...
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semantics of `ContinuousAction` on a slider. Mouse release

I needed to make 2 slider inter-dependent. Slider b in this example can't be larger than slider a. When I move slider ...
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How to clear variables in a manipulate without enabling dynamic content?

I have a series of variables that will plot the number of straight segments along a curve, thanks to the help from here on one of my previous questions. I can create a working Manipulate command from ...
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Upon opening my notebook, I must evaluate cell for code to work properly

I am new to Mathematica. Once I evaluate the cell containing the code, my Manipulate works as desired; however, if I open the file and do not evaluate the cell, the Manipulate goes haywire. Can ...
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Speed Up SphericalPlot3D

I was wondering if I could speed up SphericalPlot3D? I tried editing PlotPoints, and ...
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Mathematica's external controllers?

While reading the Manipulate reference I've noticed this line: What are the available external devices for that? Some months ago I was thinking on what would be needed to use a MIDI Controller ...
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Thread[] seems to reset changes made with Manipulate[]

Recently I have been working on group theory and I have found checking for associativity for specific Cayley tables to be rather tedious so I wrote a program to do it for me. Most of the time I would ...
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Mathematica Manipulate with macros AND variable number of controls (persistence desired)

This post about avoiding code duplication in Manipulate helped a lot getting as far as I did. The method of "macros" outlined there works excellent, but when the ...
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Why is slider not working properly in Manipulate?

This script is an abstraction from a script intended to plot errors in guiding a small telescope that is tracking a guide star. The data loosely imitate the kind of data one might get from the program ...
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Manipulating an arbitrary-precision ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 ω-Log[2 (Cosh[2 β]+Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to make a high-precision dynamic ...
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Proper way to handle free variables in manipulate/plot?

It took me a while today to figure out that Manipulate (used with Plot) requires that the variable I'm manipulating be an actual ...
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RevolutionPlot3D: but NOT revolving about the z axis

I want to demonstrate generating a solid of revolution by revolving a planar region about, say, a horizontal axis. However, RevolutionPlot3D doesn't seem to have an ...
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Why does Manipulate execute the expression twice?

When I execute Foobar[] in the code below and move a slider, the variable grad is printed twice. Why is this? How can I make the ...
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How to manipulate nested expressions?

I have the following expression, only slightly complicated, and I'd like to do two things: Plot the elements of the lists (though messy, all are in the same ...
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PolarPlot render oddities

I apologize if this is a obvious question and answer, I don't often use Mathematica to display plots or graphics in general to be honest. So, I was tutoring my cousin yesterday in relation to Polar ...
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In a CDF can I suppress or avoid “This file contains potentially unsafe dynamic content…”

I created a CDF to distribute to a single trusted user who both knows and trusts me and everything I make for them. I downloaded the CDF player and the CDF to one of their computers. The CDF works ...
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How can I crop manipulator from a plot

I wanted to know how can I crop a Manipulator from a plot. the code for plot is ...
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Manipulating a catenary in Mathematica

I have a catenary curve in Mathematica, and I wanted to add a variator (dimmer) with Manipulate, so that the user can modify the value of the x/y-coordinate of the ...
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Plot3D in Mathematica: how to plot in presence of parameters

I realize I the earlier question was ill-posed. To clarify: I am trying to find the values of $A$ and $B$ that will maximize a function f on the domain ...
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Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object )

Consider the following snippet as a reference. ...
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Graphics and panel size

Consider the following snippet: ...